- The CEO of the Bluegrass Group Ltd, Kwadwo Darko-Mensah has been arrested by the National Investigative Bureau
- He was in charge of supplying Mathematical sets, one of which was priced at GH¢75
- The contract which was awarded failed to pull through when the products were neither delivered on schedule or in full
The CEO of the Bluegrass Group Ltd, Kwadwo Darko-Mensah has been arrested by the National Investigative Bureau (NIB)
Kwadwo Darko-Mensah is the owner of the company that was in charge of supplying Mathematical sets, one of which was priced at GH¢75.
According to a report filed by Joy News, the suspect is expected to assist in an ongoing investigation with regards to the procurement of some 853,000 pieces of mathematical sets.
The contract was awarded to him by the Education Ministry in September 2019 by the then sector minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
The report indicated that Kwadwo Darko-Mensah failed to deliver the math sets on schedule or in full.
The 853,000 math sets were supposed to be distributed to students sitting for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Investigations revealed that no 2020 WASSCE student received any mathematical set from the government.
Meanwhile, during the vetting of Opoku Prempeh, he was queried on the said math sets contract and the arrest and detention of CEO of Bluegrass Ltd Kwadwo Darko-Mensah.
He stated that he did not know him from anywhere.
In other news, the National Drivers Association of Ghana has announced that transport fares to anywhere across the country will be increased by 10% from February 22, 2021.
The association wants all of its members to abide by the directive from the said date.
The increment of the fare is influenced by the increasing service charges and some taxes at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority(DVLA) and the ports.
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